Dieser Kurs ist der Höhepunkt des mehrstufigen professionellen Zertifizierungsprogramms des Linux Professional Institutes (LPI). LPIC-3 ist für Linux-Profis auf Unternehmensebene konzipiert und stellt die höchste Stufe der professionellen, distributionsneutralen Linux-Zertifizierung in der Branche dar. Die LPIC-3 Security-Zertifizierung deckt die unternehmensweite Administration von Linux-Systemen ab, wobei der Schwerpunkt auf der Sicherheit liegt.


331.1 X.509 Certificates and Public Key Infrastructures

Description: Candidates should understand X.509 certificates and public key infrastructures. They should know how to configure and use OpenSSL to implement certification authorities and issue SSL certificates for various purposes.

  • Understand X.509 certificates, X.509 certificate lifecycle, X.509 certificate fields and X.509v3 certificate extensions
  • Understand trust chains and public key infrastructures, including certificate transparency
  • Generate and manage public and private keys
  • Create, operate and secure a certification authority
  • Request, sign and manage server and client certificates
  • Revoke certificates and certification authorities
  • Basic feature knowledge of Let's Encrypt, ACME and certbot
  • Basic feature knowledge of CFSSL

331.2 X.509 Certificates for Encryption, Signing and Authentication

Description: Candidates should be able to use X.509 certificates for both server and client authentication. This includes implementing user and server authentication for Apache HTTPD. The version of Apache HTTPD covered is 2.4 or higher.

  • Understand SSL, TLS, including protocol versions and ciphers
  • Configure Apache HTTPD with mod_ssl to provide HTTPS service, including SNI and HSTS
  • Configure Apache HTTPD with mod_ssl to serve certificate chains and adjust the cipher configuration (no cipher-specific knowledge)
  • Configure Apache HTTPD with mod_ssl to authenticate users using certificates
  • Configure Apache HTTPD with mod_ssl to provide OCSP stapling
  • Use OpenSSL for SSL/TLS client and server tests

331.3 Encrypted File Systems

Description: Candidates should be able to set up and configure encrypted file systems.

  • Understand block device and file system encryption
  • Use dm-crypt with LUKS1 to encrypt block devices
  • Use eCryptfs to encrypt file systems, including home directories and PAM integration
  • Awareness of plain dm-crypt
  • Awareness of LUKS2 features
  • Conceptual understanding of Clevis for LUKS devices and Clevis PINs for TPM2 and Network Bound Disk Encryption (NBDE)/Tang

331.4 DNS and Cryptography

Description: Candidates should have experience and knowledge of cryptography in the context of DNS and its implementation using BIND. The version of BIND covered is 9.7 or higher.

  • Understand the concepts of DNS, zones and resource records
  • Understand DNSSEC, including key signing keys, zone signing keys and relevant DNS records such as DS, DNSKEY, RRSIG, NSEC, NSEC3 and NSEC3PARAM
  • Configure and troubleshoot BIND as an authoritative name server serving DNSSEC secured zones
  • Manage DNSSEC signed zones, including key generation, key rollover and re-signing of zones
  • Configure BIND as an recursive name server that performs DNSSEC validation on behalf of its clients
  • Understand CAA and DANE, including relevant DNS records such as CAA and TLSA
  • Use CAA and DANE to publish X.509 certificate and certificate authority information in DNS
  • Use TSIG for secure communication with BIND
  • Awareness of DNS over TLS and DNS over HTTPS
  • Awareness of Multicast DNS

332.1 Host Hardening

Description: Candidates should be able to secure computers running Linux against common threats.

  • Configure BIOS and boot loader (GRUB 2) security
  • Disable unused software and services
  • Understand and drop unnecessary capabilities for specific systemd units and the entire system
  • Understand and configure Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), Data Execution Prevention (DEP) and Exec-Shield
  • Black and white list USB devices attached to a computer using USBGuard
  • Create an SSH CA, create SSH certificates for host and user keys using the CA and configure OpenSSH to use SSH certificates
  • Work with chroot environments
  • Use systemd units to limit the system calls and capabilities available to a process
  • Use systemd units to start processes with limited or no access to specific files and devices
  • Use systemd units to start processes with dedicated temporary and /dev directories and without network access
  • Understand the implications of Linux Meltdown and Spectre mitigations and enable/disable the mitigations
  • Awareness of polkit
  • Awareness of the security advantages of virtualization and containerization

332.2 Host Intrusion Detection

Description: Candidates should be familiar with the use and configuration of common host intrusion detection software. This includes managing the Linux Audit system and verifying a system's integrity.

  • Use and configure the Linux Audit system
  • Use chkrootkit
  • Use and configure rkhunter, including updates
  • Use Linux Malware Detect
  • Automate host scans using cron
  • Use RPM and DPKG package management tools to verify the integrity of installed files
  • Configure and use AIDE, including rule management
  • Awareness of OpenSCAP

332.3 Resource Control

Description: Candidates should be able to restrict the resources services and programs can consume.

  • Understand and configure ulimits
  • Understand cgroups, including classes, limits and accounting
  • Manage cgroups and process cgroup association
  • Understand systemd slices, scopes and services
  • Use systemd units to limit the system resources processes can consume
  • Awareness of cgmanager and libcgroup utilities

Topic 333: Access Control

333.1 Discretionary Access Control

Description: Candidates should understand discretionary access control (DAC) and know how to implement it using access control lists (ACL). Additionally, candidates are required to understand and know how to use extended attributes.

  • Understand and manage file ownership and permissions, including SetUID and SetGID bits
  • Understand and manage access control lists
  • Understand and manage extended attributes and attribute classes

333.2 Mandatory Access Control

Description: Candidates should be familiar with mandatory access control (MAC) systems for Linux. Specifically, candidates should have a thorough knowledge of SELinux. Also, candidates should be aware of other mandatory access control systems for Linux. This includes major features of these systems but not configuration and use.

  • Understand the concepts of type enforcement, role based access control, mandatory access control and discretionary access control
  • Configure, manage and use SELinux
  • Awareness of AppArmor and Smack

334.1 Network 

Description: Candidates should be able to secure networks against common threats. This includes analyzing network traffic of specific nodes and protocols.

  • Understand wireless networks security mechanisms
  • Configure FreeRADIUS to authenticate network nodes
  • Use Wireshark and tcpdump to analyze network traffic, including filters and statistics
  • Use Kismet to analyze wireless networks and capture wireless network traffic
  • Identify and deal with rogue router advertisements and DHCP messages
  • Awareness of aircrack-ng and bettercap

334.2 Network Intrusion Detection

Description: Candidates should be familiar with the use and configuration of network security scanning, network monitoring and network intrusion detection software. This includes updating and maintaining the security scanners.

  • Implement bandwidth usage monitoring
  • Configure and use Snort, including rule management
  • Configure and use OpenVAS, including NASL

334.3 Packet Filtering

Description: Candidates should be familiar with the use and configuration of the netfilter Linux packet filter.

  • Understand common firewall architectures, including DMZ
  • Understand and use iptables and ip6tables, including standard modules, tests and targets
  • Implement packet filtering for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Implement connection tracking and network address translation
  • Manage IP sets and use them in netfilter rules
  • Awareness of nftables and nft
  • Awareness of ebtables
  • Awareness of conntrackd

334.4 Virtual Private Networks

Description: Candidates should be familiar with the use of OpenVPN, IPsec and WireGuard to set up remote access and site to site VPNs.

  • Understand the principles of bridged and routed VPNs
  • Understand the principles and major differences of the OpenVPN, IPsec, IKEv2 and WireGuard protocols
  • Configure and operate OpenVPN servers and clients
  • Configure and operate IPsec servers and clients using strongSwan
  • Configure and operate WireGuard servers and clients
  • Awareness of L2TP

335.1 Common Security Vulnerabilities and Threats

Description: Candidates should understand the principle of major types of security vulnerabilities and threats.

  • Conceptual understanding of threats against individual nodes
  • Conceptual understanding of threats against networks
  • Conceptual understanding of threats against application
  • Conceptual understanding of threats against credentials and confidentiality
  • Conceptual understanding of honeypots

335.2 Penetration Testing

Description: Candidates understand the concepts of penetration testing, including an understand of commonly used penetration testing tools. Furthermore, candidates should be able to use nmap to verify the effectiveness of network security measures.

  • Understand the concepts of penetration testing and ethical hacking
  • Understand legal implications of penetration testing
  • Understand the phases of penetration tests, such as active and passive information gathering, enumeration, gaining access, privilege escalation, access maintenance, covering tracks
  • Understand the architecture and components of Metasploit, including Metasploit module types and how Metasploit integrates various security tools
  • Use nmap to scan networks and hosts, including different scan methods, version scans and operating system recognition
  • Understand the concepts of Nmap Scripting Engine and execute existing scripts
  • Awareness of Kali Linux, Armitage and the Social Engineer Toolkit (SET)


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